June 12, 2008

Life List... Another Update.

I couldn't wait until 500, I've wanted to see how far I've come.

001. go on another weekend trip with my friends-Done: We went to Sault Ste. Marie to see Amanda's Show. We're going to Montreal for our next road trip.
Update: Well, we didn't go to Montreal, and we didn't wind up going to the Zoo. But we're going back to Adam's parent's house at some point this summer, so that counts.

002. go to the states- Nothing yet
Update: Still nothing. Can't afford it.

003. Go to St. Thomas Ontario (I'm so close, but I've never been there!-Still no.
Update: Ugh, still haven't done it... I honestly don't know when I'll be able to.

004. Go to Sudbury ON and see the big Nickle for reals this time.-Not yet, but we might do a trip there soon-ish
Update: We're going to Sudbury in a couple of weeks, and Brett and I might go before my contract is up. So, it's actually a possibility. I'll even get a picture with it.

005. Get a passport-I should get on that...
Update: Nope. Though right now, I don't really need it.

006. Go on a real date-Nope.

007. host an all nighter-That's what NaNoWriMo will be for...
Update: I haven't hosted one, but I'm sure I've been to at least one.


008. Get properly sized and buy at least 1 bra that fits.- Not yet.
UPdate: not really... I have 2 better fitting bras, but when Katie gets back, I'll get a real one.

009. buy a sundress and wear it somewhere-No, but I bought a black dress and wore it to the Red Cross Gala
Update: Not yet. Though, I bought skirts. Havent' really worn those either.

010. buy shorts and not feel embarassed wearing them.-I have 2 pairs of shorts, but haven't warn them outside of the house.
Update: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAhA Ha ha. heh. no.

011. Find more of the yoga pants I like and buy them.-I got 2 pairs of comfy sweat pants.
Update: I barely even wear jeans anymore, let alone sweats.

012. Get at least 2 more piercings-When I can afford it
Update: Soon. I hope.

013. Extend my butterfly tattoo-Eventually
Update: actaully, I have another one I want done first.


014. Learn to play Poker-DONE!

015. Learn basic conversational French-Not...really.
Update: no, but I really, really need to.

016. Learn American Sign Language (enough that I can communicate in it)-I can still fingerspell
Update: Thanks to Triska and company, I now know "More", "Cup", "Want" and "Vagina"...

017. Complete my diploma with a 4.00-Probably not going to happen, but we'll see
Update: 3.97 Damnit!

18. Complete my Mental Health and Addictions diploma with a 4.00-Not sure I'm going to do that now...
Update: yeah, not going back next year. Maybe some day I will.

19. Learn about politics enough that I can hate it legitimatly-Nope. Still at "Politics... hurrrr."
Update: I don't even care enough about it anymore. Though, Adam explained a little bit about the whole Hillary/Obama thing so that was good.

020. Visit a real Museum-We went to the Rom, but I'm not sure that counts.
Update: Colleen?

021. Get a certification of some sort relevant to my field-Will be done in January
Update: Done! I recieved my ASIST certification in January 2008

022. Visit an Art Gallery-Nope.
Update: there's one right down the road, and I still haven't gone. What's up with that?


023. Cook dinner and make desert for me and a "friend"-Nope.
Update: Not even close. I'll wait now until I have a real kitchen.

024. Go on a picnic!-Nope.
Update: DONE! Beach Day '08!

025. Host high tea-was going to do it, but it got cancelled.
Update: Again, waiting until I have a real place to host it.

026. find a madeline pan and buy it so I can make real madelines-Found one, couldn't afford it.
Update: It's going on my christmas list this year.

027. bake a pie that didn't come from a box-Nope!
Update: HAH! I can't even bake the ones from the Box!

028. Eat Sushi-Nope
Update: Still No. I want to go to somewhere someone who knows Susi reccomends, so I don't get bad Susi... see also: the Calamari incident... ew.

029. Make something other than muffins for a bake sale-Haha! Um, not yet, but soon.
Update: Haven't actually had another bakesale since...


030. Finish a NaNoWriMo piece within November, even if it's trash-I have an idea.
Update: Didn't do it, because I re-started Sweet Hearts. Actually, I made it pretty far, but not quite to 50,000.

031. Finish Sweet Hearts-Probably doing that for NaNo.
Update: I'm planning to. Some day. I have 4 other novels planned in the series.

032. Finish Cold Hard Blues-If I get it back from my laptop, I will be able to. If not, I'm not going to try
Update: I don't even know if I still have it. I think it was lost.

033. Write a play (Script Frenzy or not)-Not Yet
Update: Haven't had time.

034. Write letters to people for the hell of it once a month for a year (0/12)-I've written some, but not many.
Update: I was writing Michael letters about once a month, but since we've started phoning/Skype-ing and emailing, it's gotten kind of pointless.

035. Go to a Zoo!-Nope.
Update: ... I don't even know!!!

036. Go Bird Watching-Nope
Update: well, not officially, but I watch Sorrelle watchin the birds...

037. Start and maintain an herb garden-I thought I killed my rosmary, but I have a bit that's rooting.
Update: I now have a little window garden of Rosemary, Mini Roses, out of control Basil and a Pointsetta. I think I need a bigger windowsill.

038. Watch the clouds-Not yet.
Update... Who the hell has time for that???

039. Watch the stars-Not really.
Update: I woke up after a nap and Entertainment Tonight was on, but that's pretty much it.

040. Howl at a full moon-Nope.
Update... Can't remember, actually.

041. Go to a butterfly conservatory-that was going to be a plan, but now we're doing Montreal instead.
Update: No conservatory, no Montreal. Come on guys!!


042. Save $1oo for a rainy day-HAH. No.
Update: I friggin wish.

043. Never go more than 3 months with a balance on my VISA-Hasn't happened yet, but I'm at 2 months now.
Update... Well, it's not maxed, and I'm trying a lot to pay it down. I don't think it's been 3 months yet though.

044. Pay my line of Credit-Not yet
UPdate: Mom is helping now. Maybe it will happen eventually.

045. Be able to pay my own car insurance'-Nope.
Update: Oh, god, I can't even afford my own rent!

046. Open an account for each specific goal I have... A "Bra" fund, a "Car" fund, a "trip" fund, etc.-I don't have enough money.
Update: I'll be happy with one account that doesn't read less than 0

047. Start a real list of things I really need to see/read.-Still in my head.
UPdate: Well, I"m working on it... But nothing's actually written down yet.

048. Watch All of the Kevin Smith Movies-I've seen Dogma, Clerks and Clerks II.
Update: that's still it, I think.

049. Watch Pan's Labyrinth-No
Update: REALLY want to!

050. Watch all of the X-Men movies in one night-I only have the last one.
Update: maybe that will be the first movienight in my new place when I get it.

051. Watch An Inconvenient Truth-Nope
Update: Nope... Not entierly sure I still want to.

052. Watch Reservoir Dogs-Nope
Update: Nope... Actually, it's not on the radar... too many new movies to see.

053. See something at IMAX-Not yet.
Update: no

054. Go to a concert that's not at the Wall or the Capitol Centre-Not yet.
Update: I saw Bon Jovi at the JLC!!!!

055. Read:
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (nope.)
- Don Quixote de la Mancha (nope)
- The Canterbury Tales (nope)
- Dracula (nope)
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (the what???)
-The Lord of the Rings (ugh... don't even really want to)
-Wicked, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, etc. (SO WANT TO but haven't)
-Alice in Wonderland (nope)
-at least one book reccomended by each of the following people:
Colleen (obviously...) - Read Nevermind by Neil Gaeman. LOVED IT.
Mike - nope
Ducky - nope
Sarah F - nope
Sarah H -nope
Mom - I started reading one of the Nora Roberts books, but haven't finished it.
Ash - ... Did I? Hmmm... maybe.
Oprah - Oh sweet god no.

056. Find and watch all 5 seasons of Ally McBeal-No! I can't find them!
Update: I can't even download them!!

057. Listen to CBC Radio One on a rainy day-Not yet.
Update: I'm depressed enough as is.

058. Go People Watching with a notebook-Nope.
Update: well, I went to a wedding with a notebook and commentated about god and such, but I don't think that counts

059. Find a coffee shop that makes coffee better than Tim Hortons!-I'm beginning to doubt that's possible.
Update: It's officially impossible.

060. Attend a Japanese Tea Ceremony-Nope
UPdate: um, not in this town.

061. Learn to Pole Dance-Nope
UPdate: I'm not that desperate. Yet.

062. Wear stilettos-Can't afford them
Update: I have boots with heels now, so I'm getting there.

063. Attend a Wine Gala-Can't afford it.
UPdate: nope.

064. Drink a real Martini-I tried a grey-goose martini and nearly gaged.
UPdate: that wasn't a real Martini.

065. Drink a margarita-Soon!
Update: they keep promising Midnight Margs.

066. Eat Escargot-Uh... no.
UPdate: After the Calamari incident, I think I"m going to scratch this one.

067. Get a complete stranger to buy me a drink-Well, Poker tour guys don't really count as strangers, but I'll take it.
Update: nah.

068. Buy a drink for a complete stranger-Too Broke!
Update: Maybe if they bought one for me...


069. Learn how to make Origami other than frogs.-Nope
Update: Colleen's going to teach me to fold notes.

070. Judge a script writing contest (stay tuned...)-Idea pretty much got canned.
Update: this one is a no-go

071. Knit a blanket-I should start that.
Update: I'm thinking about starting small: scarves and potholders.

072. Spend a day just taking pictures of things-Not yet
Update: I need a better memory card.

073. Paint something with an easel and one of those round paint tray things.-Nope
Update: nope

074. Play Boggle-Nope
Update: Does boggle on Facebook count?

075. Win at Risk!-Almost
Update: yeah, right.

076. Host an Improv Show!-Soon
UPdate: Idea got kaibashed.

077. Do the opening talk-to-the-audience before curtain!-Adam won't let me.
Update: I think I got to do it once.

PERSONAL BETTERMENT (there's not a lot of these ^__^)

078. Lose 2o lbs-Not a lot of luck... The weight is moving slowly.
Update: *cries*

079. learn to say no to people-Starting to.
Update: I did kind of last night, actually, which is good.

080. wear my contacts more often-I've worn them once since I've written this list
UPdate: nope

081. Get a manicure-I did one myself
Update: can't afford it.

082. Host a discussion (professionally)-Not yet
UPdate: Nothing yet, but maybe Brett will let me when we do the Community Needs Assessment.

083. sit up straighter to fix my posture-working on it
Update: I do. when it doesn't hurt too much.

084. Use WhiteStrips more often-I do
Update: I've had to stop, because they've broken down the enamle on my teeth.

085. Eat vegetables more-I've been working on it.
Update: Actually, I've gotten better at this.

086. Drink more water-I'm working on that one too
Update: I did for a while, now I'm back on 3 cups of coffee and a glass of wine, when I can afford it.

087. do 10 pushups-Hahahaha no.
Update: ... no.

088. Do a Walk for _____ (cancer, Aids, something...)-I'm doing the Take Back the Night march next week.
Update: I didn't even do that...Forgot.

089. keep my room clean for a month solid (0/30)-Most I've lasted is 2 weeks.
Update: Epic FAIL

090. Update my First Aid and CPR-Still have to do that
Update: DONE!

91. become a Red Cross Reservist-I'm a volunteer. The Disaster Management training isn't until January.
Update: Done! Well, not officially, because they're not training anyone else, but I'm on the shadow list.


092. Sing in public without worrying about how I sound-Baby steps on this one
Update: Actually, I'm getting better, but I still can't sing Happy Birthday.

093. Have a psychodelic experiance-I'm too paranoid
Update: Oh god, Someone get me the red pill!!!

094. Hike to Duchesne falls for a poetry reading (yes, another one!)-Too cold.
Update: the people who actually liked doing that kind of thing are all gone.

095. try to ride a bike-Nope
Update: no, but I"m back to taking the bus...

096. Walk from Residence to Main Street via. Algonquin like Mads and I did first year.-Nope
UPdate: I don't have reason to anymore.

097. get my name in the paper again-DONE

098. Dance like no one's watching-There have been drunken incidents, but they don't count
UPdate: getting better. But I'll never go to the Zoo Again. EVAR. it's icky.

099. Learn to swing dance-Negative
Update: negative 40.

100. Learn to dance Latin-y-Nope
Update: not officially, but I did some bellydancing classes.

101. make a change in something that I care about that will last.-Working on it.
Update... I'd love to. I can't. I need to really make something happen for me before I can change the world.

Anyways, back to our regularly scheduled programming later today. For now, back to data inputting.


Tabetha said...

Hey woman, that's quite the list. I'm sure that you'll get to a lot of it eventually. :) I hope things are going well for you!

Ginny said...

Okay, my reccomendation for you to read is Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. I would also recccomend the following, which you can put under your Oprah category. It's a book she chose before she went insane: White Oleander by Janet Finch. You will love White Oleander, I asure you you will.

Tabetha said...

I concur with Sarah. :) Read both!

colleen said...

Fuck yes the ROM is a museum! Would I take you to sub-par cultural... thingies? NEVAR.

Onii said...

Writing letters is still totally do-able. Snail mail's fun, even when we do get to talk fairly often. <3